This is spectacular. In the great room where the great minds are competing to be historians of the day, Marilynne Robinson just walked up to Rebecca Solnit and said, “Here, hold my beer.”
This writing is prolific, but there’s one broken detail that drove me nuts. The minimum wage is a wage floor. If it didn’t exist, wages would go below the floor. Robinson obviously wants it to be much higher, but even the fact that such a floor exists seems a testament to our humanity, not proof that we’re depraved because it’s too low.
We’re the best when we’re reaching for the stars.